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Are you looking to gain more knowledge and understanding of how you could use horses in your therapy sessions?
Perhaps you already use horses and are looking for ideas and inspiration to increase your knowledge base.
By completing this series over the course of 2 weekends you will have an introduction into the world of equine assisted therapy and learning, or whether you are already a professional and are looking to diversify and explore other methods of therapy, these workshops are for you.
Exploring the concept of Equine Assisted Learning, these workshops focus on working with an individual who may need help to improve their confidence, self esteem or independence. They are an opportunity to see how horses can help to teach an individual to love to learn again. To improve their quality of life by acquiring new skills using specific exercises with the horses including horsemanship.
This workshop will teach you what the individual can learn from the horse as well as about the horse during a session. We will look at the advantages of using horses for learning and how a horse can be used as a tool for curriculum based activities, personal care, self respect, respect for others and for psychological growth and well being.
A step on from the beginner workshop, we go deeper into this area by looking at how to analyse an activity so that you can identify and succeed in the outcome you are looking to achieve. We will be exploring further what it means to create an environment which truly enhances learning. You will develop your skills and understand what is required to create a successful equine assisted learning session.
*To attend stage 2 of either workshop you need to have attended the corresponding stage 1 workshop
The workshops are broken down into 2 areas, with the opportunity to study two stages each*
These workshops explore the area of Equine Assisted Therapy; using horses to work with people harboring emotional and psychological issues. Throughout the weekend, you will learn the foundations and gain the tools required so that you can further your knowledge in this field and develop your skill set, so that you can become a facilitator.
The first part of the workshop is an introduction to how horses help to heal us emotionally. We explore how sensitive the horse is at picking up on our obstacles, cues and emotional trauma. You will learn about the Emotional Scale and types of health, how we practice and see for yourself an example of a horse healing somebody emotionally.
Building on the first workshop, we will look more closely at what is required during a therapy session. We will explore which questions to ask the client, as well as learn how to read a horse's response whilst in session. You will learn how to prepare the environment and yourself for being a facilitator. There will also be the opportunity for you to experience personally the process letting go, loving you & dreaming.
A small group of no more than 6 participants
An opportunity to put the theory learned in the classroom into practice with scheduled time in the field with the horses exploring the possibilities and demonstrating their capabilities as your co-worker.
A detailed workbook including all of the content from the workshop.
A private Facebook group monitored by Naomi, who will be there to answer any of your questions.
The chance to question Naomi in all areas of her work and benefit from her continued support and mentor-ship throughout.
A relaxed, open yet confidential environment free from judgement, where you can air your views and discuss anything personally or professionally.
Endless cups of tea!
There is now the option of hosting a course at your yard. This is where Naomi will come to you to run one of Spirit of the Phoenix's equine assisted therapy or learning workshops. We are so excited to now be able to offer this service as we travel all around the country from the top of Scotland down to the tip of Cornwall.
We offer two packages:
Gold package: 4 days- Equine Assisted Therapy & Equine Assisted Learning
Silver package: 2 days Equine Assisted Therapy OR Equine Assisted Learning
We provide the work booklets, certificates, consent and feedback forms. If you are able to provide the participants, facilities and horses.
We have hosted courses at different places for instance Bishop Burton College, Spirit & Soul CIC and many more.